Any parent familiar with the nightly homework struggle knows that where homework gets done can become just a much of an issue as when homework gets done. So a common set of questions we often get from parents is: “Are there any best places to do homework? And where should we avoid?” In this post,

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The question “why is math so hard?” is one we come across so often with the parents and students we work with, it’s become almost a given. We hear things like: “My son just doesn’t seem to ‘take’ to math. He’s just like his mom.” “Why is it that even when my daughter really ‘buckles

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As a parent, at one point or another you may have found yourself telling your child something along the lines of: “If you get an ‘A’ on your Biology test, I’ll take you shopping,” Or: “Clean your room and you get to play video games for an hour.” Now, on the face of it, rewards

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Needless to say, having administered the SSAT test to hundreds of students in the Northern Virginia area, I get asked about SSAT scores… a lot! And of the questions about the SSAT I usually receive, among the most common include: “What score does my child need to get into ____ school?” “What should my daughter

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If you want to write a high school application essay that is worth reading; one that your audience will remember: Forget everything you’ve ever learned about writing an essay. Okay, I may be being a bit melodramatic. You still need appropriate grammar, syntax, spelling, and formatting. But as for the generic boring cluster that begins

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Because you’re here, reading this post, we already know you’re committed to helping your child improve their attitude towards school, habits surrounding homework and studying, and academic performance. Chances are you’ve also picked up some ideas along the way on how you might help them to get organized, overcome procrastination, or study smarter. But herein

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Sometimes stress can manifest itself in unexpected ways. Have you ever had a flash of anger come over you as someone cuts you off in traffic… only to realize that you just weren’t paying attention as they changed lanes because you were busy thinking about a fire you were going to have to put out

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When you read through this list of concepts: Pythagorean Theorem Order of Operations Multivariable Algebraic Equations Distributive Property Factoring How does it make you feel? Do these words make your heart flutter with excitement? Or do you feel panic and dread? If the answer is the former, consider yourself lucky, because math is probably “your

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I remember in elementary school memorizing my math times tables… what stands out most to be is the “mad minute.” It was a short quiz of 20 multiplication problems and we were given one minute to complete them… and it could probably be defined as the most stressful 60 seconds of my young life! Now,

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If your child has ADHD it goes without saying that you’re committed to helping them become successful, resilient, and overcome their academic challenges. But on average, students with ADHD say that 80% of their interactions at school are negative ones. Whether that’s because of how they feel about themselves, their surroundings, their peers, or just

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